10 signs of bipolar disorders.

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1. Manic Episodes

Can occur repeatedly or rarely.

Periods of intense euphoria, extreme energy, racing thoughts, and impulsive behaviors. During manic episodes, individuals may engage in risky activities and feel invincible.

2. Depressive Episodes

Can last for 2 weeks or longer at a time.

Persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, lack of energy, and loss of interest or pleasure in activities once enjoyed.

3. Mood Swings

Extremely euphoric to extremely sad and depressed.

Dramatic shifts between extreme highs and lows that can occur over days, weeks, or months.

4. Changes in Sleep Patterns

Sometimes sleeping too much and sometimes sleeping too less.

During manic episodes, individuals might experience a decreased need for sleep, while in depressive episodes, they may oversleep or have difficulty sleeping.

5. Difficulty Concentrating

It isn't easy to concentrate on simple tasks

Impaired ability to focus, make decisions, and remember things during both manic and depressive phases.

6. Increased Activity and Restlessness

Can't stop talking or moving even if you want to.

During manic episodes, individuals may be unusually active, talkative, and restless. Their mind is like a buzzing bee.

7. Fatigue and Sluggishness

Constantly tired and in a state of brain fog.

In depressive episodes, individuals may experience a lack of energy and motivation. They may not want to even get out of the bed.

8. Changes in Appetite or Weight

The constant stress put on the brain reduces their appetite which in turn reduces their weight.

Significant changes in eating habits and weight can occur during manic and depressive phases.

9. Irritability

The constant mood swings can put the person in an irritable mood.

Feelings of irritability or agitation may be present during manic or depressive states.

10. Suicidal thoughts

Mostly observed in extreme cases.

In severe cases, individuals with bipolar disorder may have suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harming behaviors, especially during depressive episodes.

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